cross-posted from the Rhode Island Tenth Amendment Center
How is it that there even exists a Food Freedom Ordinance (http://www.stevenscountyassembly.com/blog-entry/farm/food-freedom-ordinance-final) anywhere in the United States? With many of our liberties being seemingly taken away by bogus legislation, this one goes to the heart of the matter. Our way of life in America is under attack, starting with the dismantling of our Constitution. There has been so much focus on the Constitution being outdated and no longer applicable in our present day lives. WHAT? People, this is simple. If you live (legally) in the U.S., you agree to live by our U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the state in which you reside. In fact, it is your duty as a citizen to do so (http://freedomwatch.uservoice.com/forums/16625-freedom-watch-show-ideas/suggestions/169053-since-the-constitution-isn-t-enforced-what-remedy).
Since we are natural beings, we are designed to be outdoors and working the land as part of our natural makeup. So the applicable analogy here is: If one has the unalienable right to plant a garden, then ignores it (by choice), one does not eat. If one has the unalienable right to be free, then does not practice (by choice), that which extends ones’ freedom, then that person is enslaved. Much of mankind has ignored that which keeps him free, evidenced throughout much of the Middle East, much of Asia and Africa for so long; and which therefore, now becomes the encroaching enslavement of the West. Further, it could be contended that focus on the erosion of our U.S. Constitution is an intentional diversion away from what people really should be focusing on to maintain many of their freedoms. The unalienable rights referred to of course are found in the Declaration Of Independence. These unalienable rights preceed (In Congress, July 4, 1776) the Constitution (September 17, 1787) itself, just as mans’ desire to be free has preceeded every document or declaration of law as far back as Adam.
An unalienable right as fundamental as growing ones’ own food is an issue more closely associated with ‘Natural Rights’ given by our creator; not with laws or Constitutions made by men and governments to control same. Readers of this blog are aware of its’ content designed to inform and educate the people of our state. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from or what you do for a living; providing for your family is a God-given right which includes growing your own food. Don’t let your legislature take that away from you.